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In this 135th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.
This week, we discuss how, with regard to Covid, natural immunity compares to vaccine-induced immunity. Is the omicron variant unique in this regard? What science has been done to address the question? When is it acceptable to cite a preprint, and when must you absolutely, positively rely solely on peer-reviewed literature? What did the world do to deserve wrestling with this virus into an unspecified future? Are the Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana on to something? Political violence in this country is being pursued by the January 6 committee—but how much of it is being included? And: is peer review value added, or value subtracted? Also: how alarmist are glaciers?
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Mentioned in this episode:
Nature News article on prior Omicron infection: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01950-2
Altarawneh et al 2022. Protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection with the BA. 4 or BA. 5 Omicron subvariants. medRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.11.22277448v1
Chemaitelly et al 2022. Duration of immune protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection in Qatar. medRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.06.22277306v1.full.pdf
Missouri & Louisiana Attorneys General File Suit Against President Biden, Top Admin Officials for Allegedly Colluding with Social Media Giants to Censor and Suppress Free Speech: https://ago.mo.gov/home/news/2022/05/05/missouri-louisiana-ags-file-suit-against-president-biden-top-admin-officials-for-allegedly-colluding-with-social-media-giants-to-censor-and-suppress-free-speech
Jeremy Lee Quinn article in Newsweek on January 6 hearings: https://www.newsweek.com/jan-6-followed-years-political-violence-committee-should-investigate-leftist-violence-too-1727190